NAPERVILLE, Ill., Feb. 17 // PRNewswire // -- Pro Energy Consultants, the nation's first home energy audit franchise, announced today the national launch of its low-cost, home-based franchise concept. Pro Energy Consultants provides homeowners with qualified residential energy auditing designed to maximize the home's energy efficiency and reduce energy costs. With more than 13 years of residential energy auditing and franchising experience, Pro Energy Consultants also offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to join its franchise network and provide their respective communities with professional, standardized energy auditing.
Currently, Pro Energy has seven franchises nationally in markets from coast to coast. Detroit is the latest territory to be awarded to a franchisee and is expected to be open for business in the spring. The company's growth goals for 2009 include recruiting at least 40 new franchisees, operating in markets throughout the country.
Founded in 2008 by a team of nationally renowned energy, construction and business experts, Pro Energy Consultants represents an ideal franchise opportunity given the current economic conditions by providing interested franchisees with a low-cost of entry. The total initial investment, including the franchisee fee, is $35,000.
Pro Energy provides comprehensive technical, operational and marketing support, as well as training from Master Trainer, Mark Cannella, one of the nation's leading energy auditors and instructors. Pro Energy also capitalizes on an industry with high demand and very little competition. In fact, many states are beginning to subsidize and reward homeowners who make their homes more energy efficient. Nevada has made energy audits mandatory when a home changes ownership and many more states are considering taking this step.
"Pro Energy not only presents a great opportunity for entrepreneurs interested in starting their own home-based business, but it takes advantage of one of the most significant trends today - the 'greening' of America," said Derek Sola, managing partner of Pro Energy Consultants. "As oil, gas and electric prices have skyrocketed, the American public has become more energy conscious than ever before and this trend has pundits predicting that energy and environmental businesses have a very bright future and potential for significant growth."
Pro Energy Consultants uses state-of-the-art infrared imaging and blower-door testing to determine wasteful energy use in a home or facility. The process begins when a blower door is installed to the home's front door frame. The blower door acts like a giant fan and blows air out of the home, exaggerating the air flow and pressurization of the house and making energy leakage far more detectable. Pro Energy Consultants then uses the latest in infrared technology to scan the structure and systems in the home. This technical testing and equipment gives homeowners a clear picture of exactly where their home is losing energy, and therefore, wasting money.
"We are seeking franchisees nationwide who have an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for the environment, as well as customer service. Energy auditing experience is not required," said Sola. "Pro Energy Consultants is an appealing career choice for those who may be fearful for their jobs or looking for a second income, as well as those who simply want to fulfill their dream of owning a low cost, highly profitable business."
Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, Pro Energy Consultants is the first national brand in residential energy auditing with seven franchises nationally in markets from coast to coast. This home-based, low cost franchise offers homeowners professional, standardized residential energy audits designed to help them save energy, save money and save the environment. Pro Energy Consultants are highly trained and qualified to utilize the latest in infrared technology to identify home energy loss and educate homeowners on what specifically they can do to improve their home's energy efficiency.